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    Can car tubeless slime be used in bike tires?

    Car slime is a lot cheaper than bike tubless slime.

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    Been using it for years. It's fine in a UST set up but since it's not latex based it will not seal non-UST casings for tubeless use. It also is not as effective for sealing big gashes in your tire but for goat-heads and everyday thorny type stuff it works great.

    After re-reading you post I see you are asking for a comparison to 'bike' Slime. Oops. I didn't even know they made 'bike' Slime. I get the big bottles of ATV/Lawnmower/Car/Whatever they carry at WallyWorld.
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    ATV slime is better mixed with some latex and water. Works to seal any tubeless setup.

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    I use the same mix(auto or atv slime, mould builder, water. and a little anti freeze.

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    My question is, How the hell do you get it into your tube when you have presta valves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJYJ
    My question is, How the hell do you get it into your tube when you have presta valves?
    Buy tubes with removable valve cores, not that I do that...I run tubeless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Buy tubes with removable valve cores, not that I do that...I run tubeless.
    I got it figured out, I just had to use goood ol google search.
    how much do your tubless inserts weigh down the wheels?

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    GLITTER! dont forget the glitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHNIPE
    GLITTER! dont forget the glitter
    No! Oh No! I took this advice when I started ghetto tubeless and after I had to put in a tube once and then reset the tubeless, it looked like a unicorn exploded in my garage. Stick with the auto slime - it has rubber chunks anyway so I felt the glitter was redundant, unless shiny specs of fairy dust is your thing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LJYJ
    I got it figured out, I just had to use goood ol google search.
    how much do your tubless inserts weigh down the wheels?
    tubeless inserts? Are you asking how much weight savings are there if you go tubeless? That's not the benefit of tubeless. The benefit is you can run lower pressure (better traction) without the fear of a pinched flat.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Buy tubes with removable valve cores, not that I do that...I run tubeless.
    Valve stems, just the stems with no tube, with removable cores are the way to go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatdrinkride
    Been using it for years. It's fine in a UST set up but since it's not latex based it will not seal non-UST casings for tubeless use. It also is not as effective for sealing big gashes in your tire but for goat-heads and everyday thorny type stuff it works great.

    After re-reading you post I see you are asking for a comparison to 'bike' Slime. Oops. I didn't even know they made 'bike' Slime. I get the big bottles of ATV/Lawnmower/Car/Whatever they carry at WallyWorld.
    EDR,

    Is this what you are using?



    because I see four options from Slime for "tubeless"

    1) Tubeless Bike (seems to be had to find about about $8 for just 8 oz)

    2) Small Tire (haven't seen it yet)

    3) ATV/Mower (very common)

    4) "All Tires" (most common, and I think what I saw at Walmar, Harbor Freight, etc) Seems to be the cheapest for the most.

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    [QUOTE=cru_jones]EDR,

    Is this what you are using?

    Yes, that's exactly what I have on hand currently, but I've never paid much attention to what they call it. As long as it has the fibers in it I just have always grabbed it. Even without fibers you could just add your own.

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    So can the 'All Tires' stuff be used without adding anything (UST rims, standard tires)? I got a bottle and it seems thick. Should a bit of antifreeze be added?
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    So can the 'All Tires' stuff be used without adding anything (UST rims, standard tires)? I got a bottle and it seems thick. Should a bit of antifreeze be added?
    No real need for anitfreeze with Slime. It doesn't dry up like latex based stuff. It's good to go with UST. Slime is great for thorn holes and such, but won't seal a sidewall gash too well.

    EDIT: just read 'standard tires'. Slime will not seal the porous sidewalls of standard tires. It will continuously weep out the casing. This is where latex based stuff comes into play.

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    Everything you want to know about homebrew and Wades Secret Sauce.

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    Got it, makes sense. Wish I hadn't bought the big bottle of 'All tubeless tires' stuff now. I thought they all had latex. So any way to salvage the big bottle of what I have (the fibro seal/black chunk Slime)? Would it work to get some of the Slime Pro and do a 50/50 mix? Or just to add some mold builder and antifreeze?
    "...like sex with the trail." - Boe

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
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    Everything you want to know about homebrew and Wades Secret Sauce.
    You beat me, good link. Disregard the following post then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stumblemumble
    Got it, makes sense. Wish I hadn't bought the big bottle of 'All tubeless tires' stuff now. I thought they all had latex. So any way to salvage the big bottle of what I have (the fibro seal/black chunk Slime)? Would it work to get some of the Slime Pro and do a 50/50 mix? Or just to add some mold builder and antifreeze?
    I add mold builder and a touch of anitfreeze to my brew when using it with non ust tires. It's not fool proof. It seals the sidewalls of my non ust High Rollers for a while, and eventually slime comes oozing out. Still, gets me riding with few issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJYJ
    My question is, How the hell do you get it into your tube when you have presta valves?
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